"Fast Fund" opens in the region

Wednesday 1 June 2011, 4:00PM

By Sport Manawatu



Sport Manawatu’s KiwiSport Fast Fund opens today (June 1) across the Manawatu, Tararua and Horowhenua regions.

Fast Fund is part of Sport Manawatu’s KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund, and is available to schools and sporting organisations that have an idea for an initiative that will get more kids into organised sport.

“We see the Fast Fund as a great way to encourage innovative delivery of sport to school-aged children,” says Rachel Cheer, participation manager at Sport Manawatu.

“The Fast Fund has been developed to kick start short term, lower-cost projects and will mean that approved projects receive their funding within a much shorter time frame,” says Miss Cheer.

Fast Fund is available for projects up to a maximum of $2,000 that run for six months or less.

For funding over $2,000, Sport Manawatu’s regular KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund opens on July 1 2011. To date, this fund has approved $455,893 across 20 projects that encourage kids in the region to play sport.

To apply for the Fast Fund or for more information on Fast Fund, or the KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund, visit



Kiwisport is a government funding initiative to promote sport for school-aged children. It was launched by the Prime Minister in August 2009.

KiwiSport has two components; the Regional Partnership Fund (RPF) administered by Sport Manawatu and the Direct Fund, which goes directly to schools.

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